Fulda University signs National Code of Conduct Regarding International Students

02/09/2021

Quality of support offered to international students continuously improved

Fulda University of Applied Sciences signs the National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students

At the end of August, Fulda University of Applied Sciences signed the National Code of Conduct for German Universities Regarding International Students.

In November 2009, the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) formally adopted the Code of Conduct, its aim being to guarantee and continuously improve the quality of support offered to international students. It defines common minimum standards for the quality of international students’ experience at German universities in the areas of

  1. Information and marketing
  2. Admission and placement,
  3. Academic, language and social support for international students
  4. Services for international students during and after their studies
  5. Handling of complaints

international applicants can expect the University to comply with these standards.

The Code is based on the guiding principle that, to the greatest possible extent, international students will enjoy the same rights as their German or EU peers, and receive the additional support they need as guests from abroad.

Signing the Code is a voluntary commitment which Fulda University of Applied Sciences takes very seriously. The University already fulfils most of the conditions.

In this context, according to point V, the Anti-Discrimination Office has been designated the port of call which international students can contact if basic principles of the Code have been violated.

For more information and the full Code of Conduct text, click here.